“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
– 1st Amendment to the US Constitution
Notice, please, that there is no statement in the above wording that decrees a separation between Church and state. “The concept of separating church and state is often credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704). According to his principle of the social contract, Locke argued that the government lacked authority in the realm of individual conscience, as this was something rational people could not cede to the government for it or others to control. For Locke, this created a natural right in the liberty of conscience, which he argued must therefore remain protected from any government authority. These views on religious tolerance and the importance of individual conscience, along with his social contract, became particularly influential in the American colonies and the drafting of the United States Constitution.” (Wikipedia)
Over the last 30 or 40 years, little by little “Religion” has been slowly and systematically dissected and separated from many of those who choose to adhere to it in the name of “separation of Church and State.” From Christmas nativities to the word “Christmas” itself, those who celebrate the birth of Christ have surrendered to the brow-beating left who demand this separation. Graduates cannot mention their gratitude to God for helping them attain success. Funny thing, though. There is NO mention of the Separation of Church and State in the US Constitution. What it, in fact, states is that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In the “Seven in Heaven Way” case, as in the “NBC Under God” video below, it seems more like the “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” part of the amendment that is being fractured than rather than any establishment of religion.
Once might be an accident, but twice is intentional.
If they’re going to go through the motions to show a patriotic piece, then DO IT! This is nothing but a slap in the face to every God-fearing American. I certainly recognize the rights of those to believe differently, but removing God from view and from our everyday life is “prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” If nothing more, majority rules!
I truly feel pity for those whose skin is so thin that the mere mention of God sends them into a fret, but I imagine there is a place somewhere that boasts no Christian heritage. As someone said, “If I lived in Tehran, I’d expect to hear and see signs and sounds of Islam. If I lived in Jerusalem, I’d hope to see evidence of Judaism. And with more than 85% of the American population claiming some connection to Christianity, it seems obvious there will be tell-tale signs of such.” (unknown) To those who wish to turn this sentiment back on me and accuse me of having thin skin to take offense at this obvious oversight, I simply say, “Enough is enough – NO MORE!” If there was evidence that the removal of God helped a society, improved the well-being of the population, I might consider it, but there is not. In fact, it is just the opposite, and I need look no further than my own nation to see the effects of secular humanist worship.
So … again I ask … How much MORE will we surrender? How many freedoms must be poached before WE,THE PEOPLE take a stand and cry out, NO MORE!